Best Bars And Cafes For Freelancers in London

Being a freelancer in London can often feel like an uphill slog. Finding structure can be difficult without the rigour of office hours, and finding a spot with a healthy WiFi speed can be impossible at times. We've collected the best bar and cafes for freelancers in London so you can get your work done in stylish surrounds. 

Last updated on 8th November 2017

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The Book Club

13 user reviews

Of all the bars and cafes for freelancers in London, The Book Club in Shoreditch is a particular treat. Beautiful, comfortable and with obligatory coffee and free wifi, when you're done with work for the day you can hang around to experience a taste of their eclectic events programme. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Out of Office

2 user reviews

Down in South London, wedged between Battersea and Clapham, Out of Office is one of the standout bars for freelance workers. Part hot-desk hub, part micro-pub, it offers an office environment for freelancers from 8.30am to 6pm every Monday to Friday along with regular training and skills-building workshops and events. 

Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

The Somers Town Coffee House

181 user reviews

Tucked in between Euston and King's Cross, The Somers Town Coffee House is a cosy, relaxed pub for London freelancers. Just moments away from the British Library, the venue offers free wifi, breakfast from 8am and a selection of beers and great food to motivate and reward yourself with. 

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

No 11 Pimlico Road

10 user reviews

Insatiably Instagram-able, this bar and restaurant just moments from Sloane Square is the perfect backdrop for your #workinghardorhardlyworking selfie. With food and drinks served all day, its the cafe for freelancers looking for a bit of luxury with their labour. 

Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea

The Elgin

75 user reviews

The Elgin in North London is a dream pub for freelancers. Opening at 7.30am, it’s the perfect place to pitch up early for a coffee and pretend to work through until it reaches a socially acceptable hour to have a beer.

Happily Affordable ££
West London

Fence

1 user reviews

Cool, calm and effortlessly stylish, Fence is the cafe of choice for the sophisticated out of office worker. It's an oasis of calm in busy Farringdon, with a large beer garden perfect for working in warmer weather.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Ask For Janice

108 user reviews

Ask For Janice in Farringdon is a favourite cafe for freelancers in London. Open from 7:30am on weekdays, it offers tea, coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner, free wifi and interesting wall art from well-known names like Damien Hirst and Kid Acne.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes

16 user reviews

Colourful surroundings, pizza served by the metre and bottomless coffee for £2.50. Shoreditch's Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes is fast becoming the go-to cafe and bar for young freelancers in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Exhibit

257 user reviews
The Exhibit
Brunch & Bubbles and 2 other offers available.

Opening late-morning Tuesday-Sunday, The Exhibit in Balham is an all-day food and drink "youth club for adults" - or more like a homework club for the London freelancer. Reasonably priced, with relaxed, friendly staff and a spacious, open-plan seating area, it's an ideal cafe-restaurant for freelancers. 

Happily Affordable ££
Balham

Shoreditch Platform

3 user reviews
Shoreditch Platform
Bubbly Birthday and 1 other offer available.

Despite being a popular club during night-time hours, Shoreditch Platform is a placid, peaceful café during the day. Open from 8am on weekdays, its spacious interiors make it a great café for freelancers looking for a chilled place to work in London.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

People's Park Tavern

101 user reviews

If you're someone who finds themselves easily distracted, the People's Park Tavern is a great London pub to freelance from. With a bustling main bar downstairs, quieter upstairs bar and huge beer garden, you never have to go far for a change of scenery. And if you hit a wall completely then you can blow off steam with a couple of rounds of crazy golf in the garden, or enjoy a walk round neighbouring Victoria Park to refocus the mind. 

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

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